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The Research Alumni Network currently consists of more than 400 international scientists that are staying or have stayed in Heidelberg to conduct research. The network offers special services to all international PhD students, postdocs and established scientists during and after their research stay.

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Issue 2/2017, August 2017 | German

Return to Heidelberg


Twelve former visiting scholars from nine countries will be able to return to Heidelberg this year for a brief research stay on a HAIreconnect fellowship. The first of them have already visited their former host institutions with their projects. [More...]


Workshop for research alumni officers


In May 2017, the Humboldt Foundation organised a workshop for the promotion of research alumni work in Germany. The purpose of the two-day event was to support the exchange of information between research alumni officers at German colleges, universities and research institutions. [More...]


Three additional ERC Grants for Heidelberg

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The European Research Council (ERC) has again awarded highly endowed grants – two Advanced Grant for established top scientists and one Starting Grant for excellent junior researchers – to scientists of Heidelberg University. The funding amounts to about 5.6 million euros in total. [More...]


„I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg“


The Research Alumni Network lives by and with its members – visiting scientists that are currently conducting research in Heidelberg or have already concluded their stay and are continuing their work elsewhere. We will introduce three of these scientists in each edition of this newsletter. In this edition:

Prof. Dr. Roger D. Traub, Neurologist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights/USA

Dr. Anastasia Grib, Islam Scientist, St. Petersburg/Russia

Dr. Fazeel Mahmood Khan, Space Research Expert, Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad/Pakistan


Funding for CRCs and RTGs

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With funding secured for two Collaborative Research Centres and two research training groups, Heidelberg University was again successful in the latest application round of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The University is to receive a total of 30 million euros in DFG funding. [More...]


New Building for Neuromorphic Computing


The Heidelberg scientists in the Human Brain Project will receive a new building to house the European Institute for Neuromorphic Computing (EINC). Three private sponsors donate the sum of six million euros to the funding. [More...]


Decline of Dinosaurs


According to the latest research results of a German-Mexican team of geoscientists, the gradual decline of the dinosaurs and pterosaurs presumably came before the impact of the Chicxulub asteroid and the global mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period. [More...]